When it came time to introduce the deputy, he was no where to be found. Sheriff Smith, however, was there to explain the deputy just had a new born baby and was unable to attend. Instead, Sheriff Smith talked about how she was running for reelection and then rattled off a whole bunch of problems ranchers and farmers have in the rural areas. Stolen cars, trash, trespassers, graffiti, marijuana growers, etc. She was real good at pointing out problems and real short on solutions. She looked nervous as she tried to rattle off whatever list she was trying to recall. She might as well have just pulled out a piece of paper and read it.
So let’s get this right, she’s telling us all the problems we’ve had for the 16 years she’s been in office. What’s changed? Nothing! It’s the same speech she gives every four years she shows up. It’s the same promises and yet still the same problems remain unaddressed. Ranchers and farmers feel like they’re stuck with her and the piss poor service the Sheriff’s Department provides to them.
Sheriff Smith said she was trying to get a third rural Deputy. One person asked her, “So where are you going to put them (the third Deputy)? She had a dumfounded look as she said, “Well, we don’t have the position yet. We have not discussed how it will work or where they will be assigned.”
So let me get this straight, you tell us you’re going to get another rural Deputy but you don’t know where you’re going to put them or what they’re going to do? The clueless response pretty much says your clueless about what the rural problems are, don’t know what the cattle needs, and don’t know what farmers need.
Looking around the room you could tell people were hoping she would hurry up and finish. People went back to their desserts and looked around at what was going on around them. It was nice to see her walk off the stage.